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Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3332
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ciabatta” (71 reviews)
“sandwiches” (66 reviews)
“bread” (94 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped by for breakfast and really enjoyed a chocolate croissant, cream-filled donut, and outstanding coffee Americano. We like the place enough to return for lunch to take away and ate it later on the road. Vika was a great sales lady and the breads...More

2  Thank Ray A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located on a side street this place is worth finding. We came in for coffee and a couple of sandwiches. The bread was fresh and delicious and the service was friendly and welcoming.

2  Thank AshishGuptasfo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sought this place out after reading trip adviser reviews. Limited choice for breakfast - mostly sandwiches - we had the bread platter for two to share. A selection of fresh breads including one croissant, slices of white bread, seeded and sunflower topped. Platter came...More

Thank Wendy E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad we found Ciabatta's our first day here. Enjoyed our pastries and coffee. Felt so welcomed, we went back the next and got a chance to talk to Sue and Alex and hear their story. This is really a hidden gem worth looking for.

2  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Compelled to write a short review after my second visit to Ciabatta, both of which have been superb. Had the ‘Veggie’ for lunch yesterday and the ‘Brekkie’ (without the Bacon) this morning and both have been excellent! Also, you can’t leave without trying a ‘Gonut’,...More

2  Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But just in case you do... Lovely bread to take away and great coffee! I enjoy the sandwiches but personally, the ham filled pretzel is my favourite for a light lunch/snack. Their chocolate croissants are the best I've found in town and if you really...More

2  Thank BeanCase T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after the tripadvisor reviews. Dont let it put you off that it's in a commercial area. Great food, coffee as good as anything you will get in Melbourne. Owner came and spoke to us and gave us great local tips for things to...More

3  Thank BandN20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious breakfast - I ordered the Brekkie ciabatta with no bacon and it was so good. It is a bit of a drive from the town centre on an industrial estate but it was definitely worth the trip. It was busy with locals...More

2  Thank Diane N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in an industrial estate away from Rotorua city centre. As we drove in, I was sure the sat nav must have made a mistake. Then we saw the café. The food is wonderful with its home-made fresh bread; the service is also...More

2  Thank scottng15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would never have found this place if not for trip advisor. After our walk around Whaka we wanted a quick bite to eat so made our way here. We weren't sure if we were in the right place as it looked like it was just...More

Thank Day_3366
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23 November 2017|
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Response from IvanandSusie | Reviewed this property |
yes they have began options available
Logan-Michelle B
16 July 2017|
Response from CaraBoots | Reviewed this property |
No - it's open 8.00 till 3.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8.00 - 1.30! Closed Sunday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3332
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A range of continental breads and pastries baked fresh daily. Also a great lunch menu featuring "The Long Dog". More than just a bakery, we have amazing coffee aswell, plenty of cafe style seating and great ambience.
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